Music

music review : Valerie Gentile – Love is Luxury

Music review of Valerie Gentile’s new EP Love is Luxury, four tracks of industrial goth shoegaze goodness.

music video : Legend – Amazon War

Legend’s new music video “Amazon War” serves as an eerie introduction to their next chapter as hype will likely only escalate as their spot on the Kinetik Festival lineup in May 2014 approaches.

interview : Cold Cave

Cold Cave, the music of Wesley Eisold, interviewed in our August/September 2013 Issue has taken a strong foothold as part of the new sound of the goth/industrial scene.

on this day : Siouxsie and the Banshees release Peepshow – September 5, 1988

With their 9th album Peepshow Siouxsie and the Banshees finally cracked the Billboard Top 100 and MTV.

on this day : Sneaker Pimps release debut Becoming X – August 19, 1996

It was the golden age of trip hop. And The Sneaker Pimps benefited quite a bit from the attention American club DJs were paying to this new British dance music…

on this day : Nine Inch Nails plays Woodstock – August 13, 1994

Woodstock 94, with its 350,00 sweaty moshing kids, and millions of TV viewers, introduced Trent and co. to the masses.

music review : These New Puritans – Field of Reeds

Fans of 2010’s Hidden be warned: this is a very different animal for These New Puritans. Gone are the tribal drums, the samples of swords and chains, the excited, kinetic moments, and inspired chants sent with venom and vinegar.

on this day : Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns born – August 5, 1959

Happy Birthday, Pete Burns. You’re 54 today.

interview : Skinny Puppy

Auxiliary caught up with industrial legends Skinny Puppy on the occasion of the release of their fifteenth studio album, Weapon. Founding members and self-described “industrial hippies” Ogre and cEvin Key discuss the creation of the new album and where Skinny Puppy stands in relation to much of industrial music today.

interview : Sex Gang Children

Andi Sex Gang, lead singer of the influential 80s Batcave era postpunk gothic rock band Sex Gang Children, and a solo artist in his own right, discusses the new SGC album Viva Vigilante! and many memorable moments in time.

introduction : OOFJ

Introduction interview with OOFJ from the June/July 2013 Issue.

on this day : The Lost Boys premieres – July 31, 1987

The success of this horror-comedy made vampires the domain of the teenager, complete with a bad-ass soundtrack.

in attendance : Artoffact Records Showcase

Artoffact Records of Toronto, Canada has a number of fantastic artists on their roster, some new, some old and the opportunity to bring some of them together presented itself in June of 2013 at the Artoffact Records Showcase.

on this day : Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore born – July 23, 1961

Happy birthday, Martin Gore. You’re 52 today! I salute you for writing “People are People”, “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy the Silence”, and so many Depeche Mode minor chord classics. For your…

interview : Legend

Auxiliary’s Hangedman ran into Iceland underground notable Krummi Bjorgvinsson and talked to him about his much acclaimed new project Legend.

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 – day 4 in photos

Montreal QC, May 26 photos : Chris Christian

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 – day 3 in photos

Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 day three in photos.

on this day : The Damned releases Phantasmagoria – July 16 1985

On their sixth album, the British punk band went full-on goth. With vampy singer Dave Vanian at the forefront, the band’s sense of humour took a turn for the black.

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 – day 2 in photos

Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 day two in photos.

on this day : Peter Murphy born – July 11, 1957

Happy birthday, Godfather of Goth.

music video : The Knife – Raging Lung

Brooding Swedish brother and sister duo, The Knife, have gone in a new direction with their newest single off their latest album Shaking The Habitual, “Raging Lung” our video of the week.

album premier : Mr.Kitty – LIFE

Dallas based Forrest Carney, aka Mr.Kitty, releases his new album LIFE today and we are proud to premier it with a free stream on the album this weekend.

on this day : Björk releases Debut – July 5, 1993

A new regular feature that looks back at notable dates in the dark culture calendar, beginning with the 20th anniversary of Debut, the first solo record from Björk.

music video : VOWS – Symbol System

This new video for VOWS’ track “Symbol System” off their new self titled EP mixes dark imagery with infectious beats, grinding synths, and mechanistic, postpunk tinged guitar lines.

release of the week : Miss FD – Comfort for the Desolate

The gothpop princess from Florida Miss FD is back with her third studio album Comfort for the Desolate released on Quantum Records and it’s our release of the week!

music video : Editors – The Weight

This week’s music video brings some new music from postpunk revival band Editors with “The Weight” off their upcoming album due out July 1st.

release of the week : Celldweller – 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Our release of the week is Celldweller 10 Year Anniversary Edition, Celldweller’s reissue of his self-titled debut album.

music video : Butterclock – Holograms

This week’s music video is another from Butterclock. The track is “Holograms” off her EP First Prom. Against all reasoning, I find this video so endearing. – Jennifer Link

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5

It’s time once again to stow the earplugs, apply shoe glue to your big stompy boots, and take stock of another Kinetik Festival, Montreal’s 6 year old premium industrial electro music festival.

interview : IAMX

Chris Corner talks about the upcoming fifth IAMX album, The Unified Field, and his insights as an artist on topics including making it on your own and human nature.

music video : Crystal Castles – Affection

“Affection”, currently my favorite song on Crystal Castle’s latest album (III), is this week’s featured music video. Lately I’ve enjoyed imagining Alice Glass to be Nancy from The Craft as played by Fairuza Balk. This video would fit nicely in with the forest frolicking scenes in the movie.

interview : Mindless Self Indulgence

On the eve of their new album, How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence, and supporting tour, frontman Jimmy Urine got in front of our camera and shared his experiences with the Kickstarter, the new album, geek culture, and what makes MSI have such huge and diverse appeal.